Maintenance Requirements: Contribution Descriptions for 2021
There’s no doubt Certified Master Anaplanners made an impact in 2020: on top of keeping their skills sharp by completing all the courses in the new training path, they up-leveled the rest of the ecosystem by training over a quarter of all new model builders, helped Anaplan get recognized as an industry leader by writing peer reviews, and created traction for model builders to learn from one another through Anaplan Live!
Many of these Anaplan experts are already making their mark this year, as evidenced by the list of published contributions at the end of this post and the reports of advocacy, talent development, and peer reviews that we’ve received.
Below is a starter list of activities Certified Master Anaplanners can do for maintenance credit. More opportunities – which current members can help shape – will come up throughout the year.
We are tracking everything internally for the time being and can share progress with each individual as needed. If you’re not sure if your contribution has been recorded, please contact whoever is listed under the “submission process” column.
On the technical side, Certified Master Anaplanners are already Certified Solution Architects will simply need to take a short, non-proctored test (free of charge) that will validate all of their certifications for 2022. More information coming by fall 2021.
Thank you for everything! We are so impressed by your work and collaborative spirit.
New Contributions (Last updated: December 2021)
We are adding the new opportunities below to help you complete your contribution requirements this year.
Persona Hubs (In Development): Strategic engagements and promotions
Help curate Community content for the newest Persona Hub for “Model Administrators / Junior Model Builders.”
Email email@example.com with 5-10 links to existing best practices/how-to articles or thought leadership that, in your experience, are essential for individuals in this role. (If you identify gaps in existing Community content that should be filled, please let us know what those are as well!)
Persona Hubs (Live): Strategic engagements and promotions
Help ensure member value in Persona Hubs by posting impactful, ecosystem-enabling topics (e.g., a pro tip or solution to common problem) that helps enable the ecosystem in Forums and then promoting the Hub on LinkedIn.
Points will be awarded for this year, but will be contingent on successful completion of Group Leader onboarding, including coordinating and completing 1 virtual event by March 31, 2022.
(Interested MAs may continue as an engaged Group Leader throughout the year to secure next year’s points as well.)
Share your expertise with the future of the ecosystem. We’re specifically looking for collaboration from the group this year. One option is to start with one of the topics in the Master Anaplanner User Group forum and work with others to create a formal post.
The advocacy program is a great way to promote the planning and operational success that your organization has achieved, grow your career by establishing yourself as an industry thought leader, learn from your peers, and build your professional network.
Serve alongside other Group Leaders to drive engagement within a specific Anaplan Group and ensure increased value for other Group Members. Involves engaging with your Group online and hosting at least 2 events per year.
Create a presentation on a specific topic and present at the event and/or respond to a Q&A session; you may be asked to help promote the event on social media and answer post-event questions in Group forums
Any time; any quantity
Contact the Group Leader directly with your interest or email Groups@Anaplan.com. Points will be awarded after you speak at the event.
20-minute online survey, vetted by Gartner before being published anonymously. Share your first-hand experiences with technology solutions through the various stages of the product/service life cycle, including evaluation, deployment, service and support, and product capabilities.
As a top user of Anaplan, we’re interested in your feedback! Please take a few minutes to submit a review about your experience with Anaplan; your comments not only increase your credibility in the market, they can help to influence the buying decisions of your peers.
TheDresner Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Report surveys data professionals who rank BI vendors on metrics such as product quality, technical support, customer experience, scalability, and more. The independent study offers valuable insights such as vendor comparisons and global trends.
Build a Center of Excellence at your company and share with us your CoE Charter providing a high-level overview of your CoE. Partners can also participate in this by submitting a charter for a customer they’re supporting on the CoE journey.
Anyone can benefit from a Certified Master Anaplanner mentor to grow their model building skillset. Share your knowledge with someone and help them make it through Level 1, Level 2, and The Anaplan Way.
Any time; any quantity
After their training is complete, ask your mentee to email MasterAnaplanners@Anaplan.com and designate you as their mentor. Points will be awarded once the data is verified.
Help us develop future certification tests
Anaplan is taking our certifications to the next level in partnership with Kryterion Global Testing Solutions. Throughout this process we will need external subject matter experts and beta testers to ensure quality and create truly world-class certifications.
TBD; likely by invitation
More information will be provided at a later stage in the process.